Sat, Jun 24, 2017 | updated 11:07 PM IST

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Unaware of record, Swapnil Gugale -Ankit Bawne regret for declaring earlier

Updated: Oct 14, 2016 23:32 IST      
Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Unaware of record, Swapnil Gugale -Ankit Bawne regret for declaring earlier

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Oct. 14 (ANI): Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawne, the Maharashtrian duo, who stitched together a record partnership of 594 runs in the Ranji Trophy regretted when informed that they were 30 runs short of breaking world record which was previously held by Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene of 624 runs.

Gugale, who was leading the team for the first time, had struck his maiden triple-century , 351, which is the seventh highest score in the Ranji Trophy while Bawne's 258 was his first double-century, before declaring at 635 for 2.

"While batting we were not aware of it, but we kept on batting. But we regret that we could not able to break the record, had I known earlier, I wouldn't have declared," Gugale said.

"We were not concerned to make record but we had a plan to keep on playing. Although we are feeling bad that we failed to create world record, yet we are happy to make a new record. I think this is a beautiful day for Maharashtra," Banwe said.

Describing his knock, the 25-year- old said, "I felt tired, my body was not responding as I want it to be. But despite that I went on, because I always knew that if i push harder something will be rewarded."

The duo feels that their knock would act as morale booster for the team which already lost its first match in the series.

Gugale and Bawne batted together for close to 12 hours against Delhi and put on the highest partnership in the Ranji Trophy, surpassing Vijay Hazare and Gul Mohammad's 577 for Baroda against Holkar in the 1946-47 final.

Maharashtra opened the day with 41 for 2 in the first hour after opting to bat.

Meanwhile, Delhi trail by 614 runs with 10 wickets remaining in the 1st innings. (ANI)

Mumbai [India], June 24 (ANI): Amid the turmoil created post resignation of Anil Kumble, Chief of Committee of Administrators (COA) Vinod Rai on Saturday said that there were 'perceptional, professional' issues between the former coach and Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], June 24 (ANI): With the International Cricket Council (ICC) staying out of the row surrounding India-Pakistan bilateral series agreements, the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Saturday admitted that step was an advantageous one for India.

Full Story >>

London [United Kingdom], June 24 (ANI): The Indian Men's Hockey team scored a convincing 6-1 win against Pakistan in the classification match of the Hero Hockey World League Semi Final here on Saturday.

Full Story >>

India thrash Pakistan 6-1 in Hockey World League

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 18:15 IST     

London [United Kingdom], June 24 (ANI): India walloped Pakistan 6-1 in in a 5-8 classification play-off in the Hockey World League semi-final in London on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Srikanth vows to play his best in Australian Open final

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:52 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): India's hopeful Kidambi Srikanth, who is set to take on Chen Long in the Australian Open Super Series final, has described his Chinese opponent as 'tough', and said that he would play his usual and would not succumb to the pressure of finale.

Full Story >>

Dubai [U.A.E.], June 24 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the ICC Women's World Cup will be the first global sports event to launch special Twitter emojis for captains as part of an unprecedented level of digital coverage for the women's game.

Full Story >>

Cricket Australia confirms pre-Bangladesh tour camp

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 17:33 IST     

Melbourne [Australia], June 24 (ANI): Cricket Australia on Saturday confirmed that the national cricket team will undergo a week-long camp at Darwin before moving to Bangladesh for a two Test series in August.

Full Story >>

Sydney [Australia], June 24 (ANI): Recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth will today take on fourth seed China's Shi Yuqi in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the Australian Open Super Series here at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre.

Full Story >>

India to take on England in Women's World Cup opener

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 05:21 IST     

London [UK], June 24 (ANI): The Indian women's team will today lock horns with title contenders England in the tournament-opener of the 11th edition of the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby.

Full Story >>

London [UK], June 24 (ANI): Barcelona star Lionel Messi could avoid his 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud for a fine.

Full Story >>

From Oct.1, DRS to be used in T20Is

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 03:24 IST     

London [UK], June 24 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives' committee has approved all recommendations made by the ICC cricket committee in May, which include the use of Decision Review System (DRS) in all T20I games and teams not losing a review when an LBW review comes back as Umpire's Call.

Full Story >>

Imran Khawaja appointed as ICC deputy chairman

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 03:10 IST     

London [UK], June 24 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Chairman of Associates Imran Khawaja as its deputy chairman.

Full Story >>

Taunton [UK], June 24 (ANI): England batsman Jason became the first ever batsman to be given out obstructing the field in T20 Internationals (T20I) during his side's three-run defeat against South Africa at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Friday.

Full Story >>

Proteas beat England in thriller to level T20 series

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 02:09 IST     

Taunton [UK], June 24 (ANI): A brilliant half century from opener Jason Roy went in vain as South Africa defeated England by three runs in a thrilling second T20I to level the three-match series 1-1 here at The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton on Friday.

Full Story >>

Port of Spain [West Indies], June 24 (ANI): The first ODI of the five-match series between India and West Indies was abandoned after rains started pouring during the Indian innings here at the Queen's Park Oval on Friday.

Full Story >>

London [UK], June 24 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has outlined the process for the incorporation of a new governing body for cricket in the USA and confirmed all cricket activities should continue during the transition period following the expulsion of the USA Cricket Association from ICC membership.

Full Story >>

Hockey India unites regions to celebrate Olympic Day 2017

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 00:34 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 24 (ANI): Hockey India's member units marked the International Olympic Day with celebrations that involved young and the old, men and women, from different regions, from different backgrounds to come together and rejoice the momentous occasion celebrating the inclusive spirit of hockey.

Full Story >>

Bopanna-Dodig crash out of Aegon Championships

Updated: Jun 24, 2017 00:30 IST     

London [UK], June 24 (ANI): Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Croatian partner Ivan Dodig got knocked out of the ongoing Aegon Championships after suffering a straight-sets defeat against the French duo of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasseli in semi-finals last evening.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma on Friday said the Indian cricket team won't be affected by the absence of Anil Kumble during the first one-day international against the West Indies being played in Port Spain today.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], June 23 (ANI): The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Friday extended the deadline to apply for the post of Team India Head Coach till July 9.

Full Story >>